Jaguar becomes part of the Tesla Supercharger network
Jaguar is looking to become an all-electric brand from 2025. In the US, Canada and Mexico, its new electric cars will come with Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). According to Jaguar, its in-house battery and power electronics technology “has been designed to optimise charging rates on both V3 and V4 Superchargers.”
“Whilst most charging takes place at home, when away from home, our clients want access to fast, reliable and convenient chargers,” says Mark Camilleri, Director Electrification Services at Jaguar. “Tesla has created a charging network across the globe that delivers fast, reliable and convenient charging, and we are delighted to be working with them to provide access for Jaguar clients. This agreement will enable Jaguar drivers with NACS-equipped vehicles in the USA, Canada and Mexico to use Superchargers without an adapter.”
The British brand is thus the latest carmaker to make the announcement. Starting with Ford and General Motors in May and June, respectively, a number of carmakers will be using the Tesla inlet from 2025 to allow customers to access the Supercharger network. Several EV charging operators will, in turn, include the NACS plug at their stations to not lose business.
Jaguar is looking to introduce three new models based on its JEA platform. Allegedly, these will be a four-seater GT, a luxury SUV and a large sedan. Earlier this year, JLR confirmed that it would invest 15 billion pounds (or 18.6 dollars) to launch its new electric platform and prepare plants for (component) production. Meanwhile, JLR wants to get rid of its only electric model so far: the Jaguar I-Pace.
The announcement only concerns Jaguar EVs that will hit the road starting in 2025. There is no mention of the other JLR brand, meaning Land Rover. According to earlier reports, JLR will launch two new Range Rover in 2025 based on the EMA and MLA platforms.
JLR first announced that it wants to become a zero-emission car brand in 2021. At the time, the carmaker said that by the decade’s end, an all-electric variant would be available for all JLR model ranges. So far, the I-Pace is its only EV on offer. The car received some minor updates in design and equipment at the beginning of the year. But earlier plants to make the car “better and better” are off the table.